Scholarships for all sports discipline water skiers are available through the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation. The Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee was appointed in 1982. The first scholarship program began in 1983 and offered scholarships to qualified members of the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports (all sports disciplines).
The applicant must be an Incoming Freshman through Incoming Senior at a two (2) or four (4) year accredited college as a full time student as well as a U.S. Citizen. Award will be made to an undergraduate student and for no more than (3) academic years. Recipients must attend school for the full year during the year of receipt. General guidelines for consideration include the number of years the applicant has been a member of USA Water Ski: AWSA-ABC-AKA-WSDA-NSSA-NCWSA-NWSRA-USAWB-USHA, academic achievement level, two letters of reference, need, work record, school and community activities and a 500-word essay or 3:00 to 5:00 minute video. Also considered are the individual's contributions to the sport as a skier, rider, barefooter etc., as a worker at water ski tournaments, (judge, driver, committee work, etc.).